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Address: 5925 Seminole Valley Tr. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52411
Phone Number: +1 319-286-5763
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Ushers Ferry Historic Village provides the citizens of Cedar Rapids and...
Ushers Ferry Historic Village provides the citizens of Cedar Rapids and Eastern Iowa with a venue for family friendly activities, events and programs that build community from the historical perspective of a small Iowa town at the turn of the 20th century. Located on a ten acre site in beautiful Seminole Valley Park, Ushers Ferry features 20 historic buildings that depict life in a small Iowa town between the years of 1890 and 1910. The village features approximately 20 historic buildings, a picnic pavilion, bandstand, and a Lodge banquet facility capable of seating up to 300 persons at tables and chairs. The village offers school tours, special events and educational programs throughout the year and is available for weddings and corporate or private party rentals. Ushers Ferry is open to the public for touring June-August, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.M. - 3:30 P.M. Call for more information on off-season hours and availability.
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Interesting place, would be better to go during an event

My two year old son and I came here on a random Thursday and we were the only ones here for most of our stay. It was nice and quiet but some of the buildings were not open and I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Coralville, Iowa
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

My two year old son and I came here on a random Thursday and we were the only ones here for most of our stay. It was nice and quiet but some of the buildings were not open and I would have liked to go in the general store and hotel, in particular. Fortunately we don't live far from here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I have immense interest in vintage and primatives so I got to help field questions from the kids. They have lovely facilities there and the "guides" are very sweet with the children. (I am not sure when I went, so guessed on the date.)

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This place is just lovely. We brought the nieces and nephews here for an event, the kids really enjoyed the food vendors, walking around and checking out the historic buildings. It's never been busy any time we've stopped here, which makes it easy to enjoy the settings.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It a fun place to visit, I have been here a couple of time for company events. It is interesting to see the history in each of the building. It is a nice little day trip for the family.

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curtice
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We arrived at this small village not knowing it was closed for the season but it did not matter to the staff there who opened up all of the buildings for us and answered any questions we had. Very nice way to spend the day

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Kentwood, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Usher;'s Ferry is a reconstructed 1800's village. It is very well done and set up nicely. There are a variety of homes and businesses to explore. A couple of the shops were not open which was disappointing, but it was a fun way to spend the morning.

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Batesville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Not an actual village, but a collection of historic buildings from around Iowa brought to one location. Quiet and enjoyable - a very interesting glimpse back at life in the area in the 1800s to early 1900s. Sometimes runs events (but I was not there for one). About an hour or so will allow you to wander around.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

What a great family outing place. Love the park next to it called Seminole Valley.Great place to take the kids to learn about how they lived back in the 1800's and earlier maybe. Check it out!!!!

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Vinton, IA USA
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I haven't been here since the flood, but it had a great collection of old buildings and artifacts. Different functions take place through out the summer and fall. An enjoyable place to visit.

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Iowa City, Iowa, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

kind of Improv meets Sergio Leone in the corn. Walk up to the Sheriff and ask questions of him as though you are a citizen of this nasty little river village. He will play along. As long as you stay within the parameters of this ... waiting for God to?.......... you'll have some fun. Ask Sheriff about the ladies of... More 

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